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Poster: user unknown Date: Nov 21, 2013 7:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why do so many people have a beef with Donna?

So how do you feel about Bob's off-key, nads-in-the-vise screeching that ofttimes accompanied, or did it precipitate, Donna's caterwauling?

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 21, 2013 7:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why do so many people have a beef with Donna?

Even worse. He really knew how to screw up the closing jam of Estimated and Around and Around. I started calling them "whisper screeches" in The 1984 Project. They were a sonic abomination and in my opinion, much worse than Donna.

I know I came down hard on Donna, but that was as much for comic relief as it was how I felt. In reality, I tend to "judge" her shrieks less harshly because they were transients and if your sensor processing had a long enough integration rate you wouldn't see it..........wait, sorry, work bleedover.......I'm back. So despite the fact that we knew Donna could rend a PITB or Scarlet into a sonic nightmare, we pretty much knew she was trying and equipment issues (no ear buds, poor monitor setup, etc.) didn't help her. Bobby just did it because he knew it was stupid.

I just finished reviewing what will probably turn out to be the worst show of 1984. Just when you though Bobby's moronic falsetto screaming and beat boxing in NFA, or his screeching in Estimated couldn't get worse, they do. The vocal distortion effects were horrendous. Healy should be forced to listen to a continuous loop of Bobby's whisper screeching tracked on top of Donna's PITB caterwauling and Scarlet woo wooing.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 21, 2013 9:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why do so many people have a beef with Donna?

So here's a thought, suppose Jerry, Phil and Bill had told the rest of them to take a hike and gone out as an improvising power trio? I'd have paid good coin of the realm to see that. And where would your CREAM be then William Tell?

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 21, 2013 11:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why do so many people have a beef with Donna?

Why, oh why, would you ask about WT's CREAM and where it might be? I think we've all seen enough to last a lifetime.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 21, 2013 11:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why do so many people have a beef with Donna?

Speak for yourself. Most of us poor peasants can only dream of the privileged access to the inner workings of the Zonie Compound, or Preparation SDH, that you and Tell enjoy.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 21, 2013 11:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why do so many people have a beef with Donna?

Trust me, I'm not enjoying it.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 21, 2013 11:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why do so many people have a beef with Donna?

So, I've heard Tell?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 21, 2013 11:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Why do so many people have a beef with Donna?

I can hear his squeals of delight from here; if he's not taking the bark off of something, he's having Dire over for another desert camp out, reading Ed Abbey and planning to blow up stuff...

Hmmm, I think I hear someone outside my window; better check--if it's trouble, I just turn up a Donna Screech and look for the trail of blood from my mini-WOS JBL racks....